3 reasons why Minnesota Timberwolves would outperform Team USA

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Timberwolves roster is loaded with international competitors

If you compare the roster of Team USA to a roster made up of players on the Minnesota Timberwolves roster, you will quickly see that the Minnesota Timberwolves roster has just as much star power but is constructed with far more cohesion and complementary role players.

The Minnesota Timberwolves may have had a difficult time of things last season, but players on the Timberwolves roster were forged into a cohesive and comprehensive team as a result. In many ways, it was the shared adversity and

  1. Anthony Edwards, Team USA 🇺🇸
  2. Naz Reid, Select Team USA 🇺🇸
  3. Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Team Canada 🇨🇦
  4. Rudy Gobert, Team France 🇫🇷
  5. Kyle Anderson, Team China 🇨🇳
  6. Karl-Anthony Towns, Team DR 🇩🇴
  7. Luka Garza, Team Bosnia 🇧🇦
  8. Matteo Spagnolo, Team Italy 🇮🇹
  9. Coach Pablo Prigioni, Team Argentina 🇦🇷

With so many players openly competing internationally, and many of those players performing exceptionally well, the Minnesota Timberwolves roster holds a strong advantage over Team USA in the fact that they are complementary and familiar with one another.

Team USA had plenty of prep time to ensure everyone knew their roles. Unfortunately, the roster was a collection of shooters, a group of players whose primary role was taking shots and piling up the points. All successful teams need to find a solid blend of scorers and defenders, ball-handlers and rebounders.

Team USA struggled to get the frontcourt involved in this tournament. Now let’s look at some details as to who has been struggling.